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WVU’s Josh Eilert on Failed Comeback at KSU: ‘We Couldn’t Get a Whistle’



Josh Eilert and ref
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WVU interim HC Josh Eilert spoke on the postgame radio show with Tony Caridi about his team’s nearly historic comeback vs. Kansas State on Monday night. West Virginia was down by 25 points with 13 minutes left but forced overtime.

The Mountaineers actually retook the lead with two minutes to go but couldn’t lock down the win in regulation after missing free throws. Eilert talked to Caridi about not getting the calls at the right time to secure their first road win of the season.

“Yeah, couldn’t get a whistle. I feel like that’s going to be a recurring theme. Anytime you play a team on the bubble in this league, I feel like we’re not going to get the whistle that we should deserve,” Eilert said. “I’m not going to point at that but we got to understand that there’s so many opportunities we left on the table. Credit to our guys for fighting, battling and giving us everything they got to the bitter end.”

West Virginia was down 22 points at halftime. Eilert said he challenged his group during the break and they responded well in the second half.

“Give them all the credit in the world for giving me that effort,” he said.”It’s disappointing, very disappointing to come in here and be that close, you’re one bounce away or you’re one timely call away. We had so many look right at the rim that we left on the table. Really hurts when you’re going to go back and look at it.”

K-State regrouped and outscored West Virginia in overtime, 15-11, winning the game 94-90.

Here’s what Josh Eilert said to the Kansas State media following the game.

Postgame Reaction to WVU’s Overtime Loss at K-State

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